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Weekly Trade Alert: 2 – 9 January

Weekly Trade Alert: 2 – 9 January

Trade Alerts

Federation of Indian Export Organisations

Federation of Indian Export Organisations

10 Jan 2020, 11:44 — 11 min read

Here is a comprehensive update of developments from India’s foreign trade during 2 – 9 January.

India

Authority: Directorate General of Foreign Trade

Notification: Import of desiccated coconut with CIF value of Rs. 150/- and above per Kilogram is ’’Free’’ and import below CIF value of Rs. 150/- per Kilogram is ’’Prohibited’’

Notification number: Notification No. 40/2015-2020

Date: 8 Jan 2020

Authority: Directorate General of Foreign Trade

Notification: Import policy of item under Exim code 151190 Palm Oil is amended from ’’Free’’ to ’’Restricted ’’

Notification number: Notification No. 39/2015-2020

Date: 8 Jan 2020

Authority: Directorate General of Foreign Trade

Notification: Clarification on Steel Import Monitoring System (SIMS) Registration for SEZ/DTA published

Notification number: Circular No. 30/2015-20

Date: 8 Jan 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Seeks to impose definitive countervailing duty on imports of Continuous Cast Copper Wire Rods originating in, or exported from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam

Notification number: Notification No. 01/2020-Cus (CVD)

Date: 8 Jan 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: 6 APA - ITC (HS) Code No. 29411050 is removed from Appendix 4J of HBP, and from point no. 15 under general notes for chemical and Allied Products of Standard Input Output Norms (SION) under Hand Book of Procedures Volume 2 of 2015-2020. Public Notice No. 62/2016 dt.24.03.2017 also stands amended, to that extent

Notification number: Public Notice No. 54/2015-2020

Date: 2 Jan 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Exchange rate of one unit of foreign currency equivalent to Indian rupees

Notification number: Notification No. 01/2020-Cus (NT)

Date: 2 Jan 2020

Authority: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Notification: Introduced of the new official email id i.e. inv-customs@gov.in for report incident and Seizure

Notification number: Circular No. 01

Date: 20 Dec 2019

Authority: Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade

Notification: Safety Glass (Quality Control) Order, 2019 proposes to confirm IS :2553 (Part 1): 1990 for general purpose and IS :2553 (Part 2): 1992 for road transportFlat Transparent Sheet Glass (Quality Control) Order, 2019 proposes to confirm IS 2835: 1987 These products shall bear standard Mark under a license from the Bureau of Indian Standard

Notification number: NIL

Date: 7 Jan 2020

Authority: Food Safety and Standard Authority of India

Notification: Recommended Dietary allowance (RDA) of vitamins or minerals or amino acids for use in Indian function foods, food for special dietary use, nutraceuticals and health supplements

Notification number: NIL

Date: 7 Jan 2020

Authority: Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare

Notification: Draft Plant Quarantine (Regulation Amendment) Order2020 seeks to further liberalize provisions governing import of Malus domestica (Apple) under Schedule Vl of the Plant Quarantine(Regulation of import in to lndia) order,2003.

Notification number: NIL

Date: 8 Jan 2020

ASEAN

Country: Myanmar

Authority: Attorney General’s Chambers

Notification: Customs duties (exemption) 2017 (amendment) order 2020 published

Notification number: P.U. (A) 2/2020

Date: 6 Jan 2020

Country: Myanmar

Authority: Food and Drug Administration, Myanmar - Quality, Safety and Protection

Notification: The new import and export inspection procedure for Food and Drug introduced.

Notification number: NIL

Date: 8 Jan 2020

Country: Philippines

Authority: Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Standards

Notification: List of officially accredited organic certifying bodies notified

Notification number: Republic Act No. 10068

Date: 7 Jan 2020

Country: Thailand

Authority: Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives

Notification: Proposes to amend import conditions for following seed for sowing purpose Tomato seedsEggplant seedsCapsicum seed

Notification number: NIL

Date: 8 Jan 2020

Country: Vietnam

Authority: Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development

Notification: Decision 06 / QD-BNN-CN correcting the Circular 23/2019 / TT-BNNPTNT dated November 30, 2019 guiding some articles of the livestock law regarding animal husbandry activities

Notification number: Decision 06 / QD-BNN-CN

Date: 2 Jan 2020

Country: Vietnam

Authority: NIL

Notification: Amending and supplementing a number of articles of the Government’’s Decree No. 31/2016 / ND-CP of May 6, 2016, stipulating the sanctioning of administrative violations in the domain of plant varieties, plant protection and quarantine ; Decree No. 90/2017 / ND-CP dated July 31, 2017 of the government stipulating sanctions against administrative violations in the field of veterinary

Notification number: Decree No. 04/2020 / ND-CP

Date: 3 Jan 2020

Australia & Hong Kong

Country: Australia

Authority: Department of Agriculture

Notification: Upcoming changes to import conditions for mixed seed for sowing

Notification number: NIL

Date: 9 Jan 2020

Country: Australia

Authority: Department of Agriculture

Notification: Changes labelling requirements for molluscs (other than oysters and snails) imported for human consumption

Notification number: NIL

Date: 8 Jan 2020

Country: Hong Kong

Authority: NIL

Notification: Update on Ozone Layer Protection (Products Containing Scheduled Substances) (Import Banning) Regulation published

Notification number: NIL

Date: 3 Jan 2020

Brazil, Nepal & South Korea

Country: Brazil

Authority: Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency

Notification: Proposed changes for active ingredients as given below: F47 - fluazinamF32 - Fenoxaprope-PH07.1 - Haloxifope-P-Metílico (haloxyfop-P)F66 - FlubendiamideN08 – Nicosulfuron from the relation of monographies of active ingredients of pesticides, household cleaning products and wood preservers, all in the modality of foliar use (application)

Notification number: NIL

Date: 7 Jan 2020

Country: Nepal

Authority: Department of Food Technology and Quality Control

Notification: Introduced standard for Dalmoth and Beaten Rice requirement for essential composition and quality factors, hygiene, packaging and labelling requirements.

Notification number: NIL

Date: 6 Jan 2020

Country: South Korea

Authority: Ministry of Food and Drug Safety

Notification: Revising food regulations, including numerous pesticide MRL changes

Notification number: Notice No. 2019-150

Date: 30 Dec 2019

Canada

Authority: Department of Health

Notification: Introducing Vaping Products Labelling and Packaging Regulations which will come into force on 1 July 2020

Notification number: NIL

Date: 8 Jan 2020

Authority: Pest Management Regulatory Agency

Notification: Proposed maximum residue limits (MRLs) for Pome fruit and Cucumber: 0.05 MRL (ppm) for clopyralid in pome fruit0.05 MRL (ppm) for chlorfenapyr in Cucumber

Notification number: NIL

Date: 7 Jan 2020

Authority: Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Notification: Safe food for Canadians (SFC) licence to import food to Canada requirements published

Notification number: Customs Notice 20-01

Date: 6 Jan 2020

Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, & UAE

Country: Egypt

Authority: Egyptian Organization for Standardization and Quality

Notification: Following Egyptian standards came into force on 17 December 2019 and Ministerial Decree No.1095/2019 given producers and importers transitional period to abide by ES 6298/2019" Condensing units for refrigeration - Rating conditions, tolerances and presentation of manufacturer’’s performance data - 6 MonthsES 8281 Medical analysis laboratories (minimum requirements for design, administrative and technical requirements for construction and operation) - 12 MonthsES 8278 Child use and care articles - Baby bouncers – Safety requirements and test methods - 6 MonthsES 2295 Quantity of product in pre-packages - 6 monthsES 8283 Air freshener - 6 months

Notification number: NIL

Date: 8 Jan 2020

Country: Israel

Authority: NIL

Notification: Proposes to amend Mandatory Standard SI 1220 part 5 dealing with self-contained smoke detectors for fire detection systems. Seeking new performance requirements and new features that can be combined into the smoke detectors. The standard scope also multi-function smoke detectors, such as integrated gas or heat detector and requirements for smoke detectors’’ sensitivity over time

Notification number: NIL

Date: 8 Jan 2020

Country: Jordan

Authority: NIL

Notification: Metal prices published

Notification number: Circular No. 8

Date: 2 Jan 2020

Country: Saudi Arabia

Authority: Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture

Notification: Lifts temporary ban on the importation of Livestock originating from Jordan

Notification number: NIL

Date: 8 Jan 2020

Country: Saudi Arabia

Authority: Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture

Notification: Lifts temporary ban on the importation of hatching eggs and one-day old chicks originating from India

Notification number: NIL

Date: 8 Jan 2020

Country: United Arab Emirates

Authority: Ministry of Climate Change and Environment

Notification: Imposing a temporary ban on the importation of domestic and wild birds and their untreated by-product, day-old chicks, hatching eggs from Poland

Notification number: NIL

Date: 8 Jan 2020

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